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Digital Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art by Susan Ruddick Bloom

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Assembling a Collage in Photoshop

Collages are beautiful. They have the ability to combine many images and textures in a unique manner. They can have the delicacy of a butterfly’s wing or the graphic nature of a wanted poster. The range is huge. We will explore various methods of assembling this type of artwork.

Collages combine a variety of images into one piece. They can combine just a couple of layers or a hundred. Each layer can be handled separately. Layers can overlap previous layers and, with transparency, reveal layers underneath. There are so many options.

The first task is to gather imagery for a collage. What is your theme? Do you ...

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